Spain | Days 1 & 2

Rias Biaxas

 

Spain.

Day 1

We left the Canary Islands and flew to Madrid and met our friends Sarah and Ben Kershner. We rented cars and drove to Rias Biaxas, about a 7 hour drive with stops. We saw everything from farmland to snow covered mountains and castles overlooking hills until we made it to the small peninsula famous for Albarino, rain and seafood. We had the most amazing boat trip to see how mussels are raised and harvested complete with going under the boat to the submarine. They then served us steaming fresh mussels on the boat complete with loud Brazilian music.
The leftover mussels they let the kids feed to the seagulls off the back of the boat.
Day 2
We woke up, and Pops and I went horse back riding, which was amazing and insane.  I am used to riding quarter horses or something similar, and these were gorgeous Spanish Lipizzaner’s. I got on, and had NO idea what to do!!! So I cried, and begged in my best worst Spanish to get off, which John told me I kept saying that I was okay. Without knowing, we had booked a 3 hour trip over the mountain to the beach. I finally was able to get off, shaking, and Pops stayed on her “tranquil” horse and went for a short ride without me.
On our way to the next town we stopped by the oldest lighthouse in the world, 2000 years old built by the Romans.


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  • Paige - Could you at least explain that statue!!!!

  • Turkey Legg - Wow Sissy, just wow!!!! Thanks for posting and keeping us updated, Noah and I are enjoying following along! FaceTime soon plz 🙂

Tenerife | Day 12

Suertes Del Marques Soagranorte

Tenerife.
We had planned to meet our new friends today but between no naps, tons of rain, and packing to fly to Madrid tomorrow it didn’t happen.
However, we finally got to see a winery/vineyard!! They are so hard to find here, either they are in the middle of the city which is super steep with next to no parking, or they are built for production and don’t offer tasting rooms.
Today, we got to visit Suertes Del Marqués Soagranorte, which is one of our favorites from the Canary Islands! They export 95% of their wine, and only sell 5% in Tenerife. John enjoyed a tour of the winery and vineyard, and we enjoyed feeding their gorgeous chickens and seeing a double rainbow over the vineyard!
We are packing and getting ready to hike out of the city with our valises and kiddos at 4am for our flight to Madrid to meet Sarah and Ben Kershner!!!! Wahooo!!!!

 

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Engagement Portraits | Sanderling Meet and Greet

Outer Banks Engagement

Engagement Portraits.

We will be available on Saturday, April 1st from 1pm – 4pm for mini engagement sessions prior to the Meet + Greet at the Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!  Can’t wait to meet you all!

 

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Tenerife | Day 9

La Laguna, Canarias, Spain

We woke up to the sound of the ocean slamming against the rocks and the rain pouring down the sidewalks but still decided to venture out.
On our way to La Laguna, Canarias, Spain to the Science Museum we had to drive the only way in or out, the road on the edge of the cliff. We dodged large boulders that had fallen down the mountains and drive through deeper than I was comfortable with muddy rivers. However, on the drive back it was a gorgeous sunny day, the rocks had been removed from the road and the water had receded.
The town is the oldest preserved town on Tenerife, very walkable and every 4th shop was a bakery, yum! We enjoyed a black and white cookie and a chocolate cake layered with wafers. Most other businesses are closed on Sundays so it was relatively slow in the city.
When we got back we made noodles and sauce which Peaches loves to eat while it’s cooking on the counter, raw or not, doesn’t matter.
Once Peaches went to bed, Poppy and I hiked up to the cemetery which is a mausoleum since the ground is too rocky and steep to bury the dead. We had a gorgeous view of the city below us and talked about death which was peaceful, funny and unexpected. Conversations with Pops go to the end of the earth so it was a fun hike down filled with many questions and her riding a play car like a pony.

 

 

 

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Day 8 | Tenerife

Auditorio de Tenerife

 

Peachie Pie had a tough night, lots of coughing and ear pulling but today we got to the pharmacy and John picked up some cough medicine which I thought for sure would not work, it’s contents were cane syrup, honey and water. I didn’t realize this until we made the trek back over the mountain on the twisty turvy road otherwise I may have insisted we go back…

We got home, tried it and so far so good, whew!!!

We went to the Opera House today and the absolute highlight for Poppy was leaning over the rail to see the rocks with the musician’s faces painted, and seeing a homeless naked man crawling into a tent, from behind! She has talked about it all. day. long.

Peaches has snuggled tons and needed lots of loving, opposite of Pops when she’s sick.

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  • Sarie - Poor, poor Peachie Pie! Still not feeling well! What a rough trip on that front!

    Get better and stay better, everyone!

  • Paige - Thank you for NOT photographing the naked homeless man…climbing into the tent…from the back…

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